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Dom Juan

Ivan Vazov National Theatre of Bulgaria, Sofia 

premiere 29 September 2006, Main stage

 

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Jean-Baptiste Moliere  

Alexander Morfov  

Alexander Orlov, Alexander Morfov 

Marina Raichinova

Mila Iskrenova 

Bozhidar Markov 

160 min., with intermission  

Deyan Donkov, Zachary Baharov, Velislav Pavlov, Ana Papadopulu, Milena Avramova, Teodora Duhovnikova, Renny Vrangova, Joreta Nikolova, Valentin Ganev, Valery Yordanov, Julian Vergov, Plamen Peev, Roussi Chanev, Filip Avramov, Darin Angelov, Deyan Angelov, Slav Bistrev, Lidia Indzhova, Ulyana Chan / Vladislava Nikolova, Elena Telbis 

Dom Juan, NT Bg, poster

     Come and take part in the violent acting and incredible stage performance. You will witness the eternal seducer Dom Juan entering in a neverending duel with love, uncertainty, the world and even himself. Feel the unsurmountable thirst for love and the unreachable satiety and unattainable quench of love. Dare to ask yourself the ultimate questions - how do we live, what do we believe in?

 

    Would you have a man bind himself to the first girl he falls in love with, say farewell to the world for her sake, and have no eyes for anyone else? A fine thing, to be sure, to pride oneself upon the false honour of being faithful, to lose oneself in one passion for ever, and to be blind from our youth up to all the other beautiful women who can captivate our gaze! No, no; constancy is the share of fools. Every beautiful woman has a right to charm us... As for me, beauty delights me wherever I meet with it, and I am easily overcome by the gentle violence with which it hurries us along...The first beginnings of love have, besides, indescribable charms, and the true pleasure of love consists in its variety... Nothing can surpass the pleasure of triumphing over the resistance of a beautiful maiden... I have the ambition of conquerors, who go from victory to victory, and cannot bring themselves to put limits to their longings. There is nothing that can restrain my impetuous yearnings. I have a heart big enough to be in love with the whole world; and, like Alexander, I could wish for other spheres to which I could extend my conquests. 

~ Dom Juan

 

     Moliere's “Dom Juan” is the deepest, the most philosophical and the most pure of all Dom Juans. There are numerous interpretations after that (I especially like the one by Max Frisch), but they are far from the mythology, the dreams, the problem of Dom Juan. I'm interested in the play not because of the lover, the great seducer, the dream of every woman, the adventurer. This is only an intermission, a decoration, the icing of a much deeper content. Here we see a person who has no addictions and is thoroughly independent from family, religion or society. In XXI century such a person bears a different illness. Personally, I'm attracted by Dom Juan for his ability to possess the ultimate freedom. The same question was raised years ago: what would you do when you are free? When you realize your complete freedom and there is no one to share it with…

Alexander Morfov

AWARDS: 

 

Icarus Annual Theatre Award, given by the Union of Bulgarian Actors, 2007 - Alexander Morfov, Stage Director of the Year  

Icarus Annual Theatre Award, given by the Union of Bulgarian Actors, 2007 - Best Theatre Production 

Icarus Annual Theatre Award, given by the Union of Bulgarian Actors, 2007 - Zachary Baharov, Supporting Male Role 

Askeer Annual Theatre Award 2007 - Alexander Morfov, Stage Director of the Year  

Askeer Annual Theatre Award 2007 - Best Theatre Production 

Askeer Annual Theatre Award 2007 - Renny Vrangova, Supporting Female Role 

 

 

REVIEWS:

 

"The production is seducing and terrifying at the same time."

~ Novinar newspaper  

 

"Morfov's Dom Juan and Deyan Donkov are possessed by demons. As if he's only interested in testing boundaries, overstepping norms, conquering new territories of possible behaviour."

~ Kultura newspaper

 

"A spectacular production in which are interwoven the tragedy, the so favoured by the director ironic eviction, farce and commedia dell'arte."

Dnevnik newspaper 

 

 

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